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Elevation: 2,393 ft
GPS: 25.94838, -100.47698
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Shared By: Nick Wilder on Feb 15, 2007
Admins: Rudy Peckham, MAKB, Greg Hughes, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Ricardo Orozco

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From fun, moderate single pitches to 15 pitch routes all the way to the summit, this is a great wall. Facing southeast, it's in the shade late in the day.

Jungle Wall has some of the longest 5.10 sport routes in the world, with the shortest approaches. Classics include:

  • Jungle Mountaineering, 5.10a, 4 pitches. The first bolted route established at El Potrero, in 1989. A bit runout by modern standards.
  • Yankee Clipper, 5.10b, 14 pitches, with an optional 15th pitch (5.12a) that goes to the very summit. Most people stop after 13 pitches.
  • Space Boyz, 5.10d, 11 pitches. This El Potrero classic was bolted over the course of 52 weekends. That's dedication!
  • Black Cat Bone, 5.10d, 9 pitches. Lots of varied climbing on this route, with each pitch different than the one before it.

Even doing just the first four or five pitches of these longer routes is a worthwhile adventure.

Since the routes start very close to the road, many climbers hang their packs from the first or second bolts of the route to keep them safe, especially on weekends.

Getting There Suggest change

It's the big wall immediately behind the picnic pavilion on the right side of the canyon. Routes start in "the jungle" of relatively verdant growth at ground level.

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Classic Climbing Routes at La Selva (Jungle Wall)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
La Chiky Baby
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Las Lianas
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 164
Las Chimuelas
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
CDC&J
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 60
Jungle Boy
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 21
El Tigre
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 229
Jungle Mountaineering
Sport 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Maria la Sabrosa
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Timón y Pumba
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 33
Voodoo Trance
Sport 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 152
Black Cat Bone
Sport 9 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 422
Space Boyz
Sport 11 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Black Catillac
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 15
Canadian Controversy
Sport 5 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 357
Yankee Clipper
Sport 15 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
La Chiky Baby
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Las Lianas
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Las Chimuelas
 164
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
CDC&J
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Jungle Boy
 60
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
El Tigre
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Jungle Mountaineering
 229
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Maria la Sabrosa
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Timón y Pumba
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Voodoo Trance
 33
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 6 pitches
Black Cat Bone
 152
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 9 pitches
Space Boyz
 422
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 11 pitches
Black Catillac
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Canadian Controversy
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 5 pitches
Yankee Clipper
 357
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 15 pitches
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